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Capital One Debuts A New Mobile Wallet App, Designed To Work With Apple Pay

techcrunch.com — Just ahead of Apple Pay's public release, a top credit card provider, Capital One, has rolled out a new mobile wallet app for cardholders that will work with Apple's forthcoming mobile payments platform to provide users with detailed information on their Apple Pay transactions, in addition to balance rewards access, and other features.
Oct 01, 2014

Capital One Debuts A New Mobile Wallet App, Designed To Work With Apple Pay: ift.tt/1vxzKgv

Oct 01, 2014

RT @davidbrear: Capital One Debuts A New Mobile Wallet App, Designed To Work With Apple Pay tcrn.ch/1rGpG28 by @Techcrunch via @FintechBot

Houzz Raises $165M Series D Funding Round Led By Sequoia To Fuel International Expansion

techcrunch.com — Houzz, the fast-growing home-remodeling site, today announced that it has raised a $165 million Series D round led by Sequoia Capital, one of its early backers. Existing investors Oren Zeev, New Enterprise Associates, GGV Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers also participated in this massive round, as well as new investors DST Global and T.
Oct 01, 2014

Wow. Houzz Raises $165M Series D Funding Round Led By Sequoia To Fuel International Expansion tcrn.ch/1E0e5Bt

Oct 01, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Houzz Raises $165M Series D Funding Round Led By Sequoia To Fuel International Expansion tcrn.ch/1E0e5Bt by @fredericl

Next-Generation Email Platform Inbox Rolls Out Open Source Apps, Details Its Hosted API Pricing

techcrunch.com — Inbox, the email startup founded by Dropbox and MIT alums offering modern APIs that allow developers to build new applications on top of email's aging underpinnings, is today taking steps to make it even easier for developers to get started with the launch of open source email apps.
Oct 01, 2014

Next-Generation Email Platform Inbox Rolls Out Open Source Apps, Details Its Hosted API Pricing: ift.tt/1v5A3g1

Lost-Item Tracker Tile Raises $13 Million To Fund International Expansion, Android Release

techcrunch.com — Tile, the lost-item tracker that raised millions in crowdfunding wants to give objects a voice by connecting them to the web. To capitalize on the growing demand for Tile's small, square-shaped devices that attach to bags, bikes, keychains and more, the company has raised $13 million in funding, in a $9.5 million Series A round led by GGV Capital, a firm known for its global ties, and a $3.5 million seed round led by Shenzhen-headquartered Tencent.
Oct 01, 2014

Lost-Item Tracker Tile Raises $13 Million To Fund International Expansion, Android Release: ift.tt/ZrPNAW

You Can Play Tetris On This Steampunk Bracelet

techcrunch.com — Keven Bates, the creator of the Arduboy programmable business card, has taken his upcoming project and stuffed it into the coolest bracelet you'll see all week. The wearable, made of copper and exposed circuitry (do not get it wet, naturally) can play Tetris on a tiny LCD screen.

Garmin Announces A New Running Watch, The Super Smart Forerunner 920XT

techcrunch.com — Running watches can either be dead simple - see Timex's Ironman line - or complex. Garmin usually errs on the side of complex. Their latest running watch, the 920XT, will be available before the holiday and promises enough bells and training whistles to help you go from couch to (probably not) a 100 miler in a few weeks.
Oct 01, 2014

Garmin Announces A New Running Watch, The Super Smart Forerunner 920XT tcrn.ch/1vxdiDa

Eve Raises $2.3M To Rethink Programming

techcrunch.com — While everybody in the tech industry seems to be trying to make programming easier to pick up, most of the efforts that have popped up either repackage the concepts found in existing languages or boil down the logic programmers use to the point where you don't learn skills that are directly applicable to actual software development.

JibJab Jumps Into Selfie Gifs With New Messaging App

techcrunch.com — Many hours have been spent on JibJab creating wacky e-cards for my friends and family throughout the years. I've "elfed myself," sent my dad a pic of his face on every member of a five member mariachi band for his birthday and made many other laughable moments with this site.
Oct 01, 2014

I took the bait and made a selfie gif with JibJab's new messaging app. It terrified all my friends :) tcrn.ch/1tgU4hy

Oct 01, 2014

JibJab Jumps Into Selfie Gifs With New Messaging App tcrn.ch/1tgU4hy via @techcrunch

Firespotter Labs Becomes Switch, Providing A Cloud-Based Phone System For Google Apps

techcrunch.com — Unified communications has long been touted as the future, but being able to provide access to all of one's calls and messages on multiple devices is an idea that has just barely come to fruition. Now, the folks at Firespotter Labs think they've built a solution - a cloud-based platform for enterprise communications called Switch.
Oct 01, 2014

Google Voice founder creates Switch, a cloud-based phone system for businesses built on Google Apps tcrn.ch/YQJ0PV